Asia Program

About the Asia Program

The Asia Program provides a forum in the nation's capital for enhancing deeper understanding of, and policy debate about, Asia. It seeks to furnish an intellectual link between the world of ideas and the world of policy on issues relating to Asia and U.S. interests in Asia. more

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The Latest from the Asia Program

Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge: Turning Around a Broken Education System

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October 08, 2014 // 8:30am4:00pm
Over a third of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 15, yet it has the world’s second-highest number of children out of school. Pakistan’s youth could be the nation’s greatest asset—or its biggest liability. more

Three Necessary Reforms

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Sep 16, 2014
Energy consultant Akhtar Ali identifies and describes three vital reforms that Pakistan must implement in order to reduce its immense energy shortages. more

Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State

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Sep 15, 2014
While ISIS is among the most terrifying terror threats to emerge in recent decades, Washington inflates the risks it poses to the U.S. homeland. Washington should be more focused on these four groups in particular, writes Michael Kugelman. more

I Was Not Alone: A Pakistani Activist's Journey for Change

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September 30, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In I Was Not Alone, Fouzia Saeed tells the story of working women’s struggles in Pakistan. Forming a movement called AASHA, she and hundreds of others dared to challenge the nation’s behavior toward working women. This movement led the whole country to stand together against sexual harassment in the workplace, and resulted in the passage of legislation protecting women’s rights. more

It's Not All Fear and Loathing in Kabul

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Sep 11, 2014
Michael Kugelman gives several reasons why there is still hope for a positive outcome to the current impasse in Afghanistan's election crisis. "No one ever said it will be easy to craft a happy ending to this tale -- but it's still quite possible," he writes. more

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